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The bears run rampant

Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Lehmans, AIG, HBOS, Lloyds TSB … and the week ain’t over yet. Add in a few other names: Bear Stearns, Northern Rock, Dresdner, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Postbank, RBOS, Fortis, Santander, ABN AMRO … and more, and we can see a …

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The bears run rampant

Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Lehmans, AIG, HBOS, Lloyds TSB … and the week ain’t over yet. Add in a few other names: Bear Stearns, Northern Rock, Dresdner, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Postbank, RBOS, Fortis, Santander, ABN AMRO … and more, and we can see a …

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It’s business unusual

I finish the day and my feet are tired and my head is buzzing. I feel like I’ve walked about 20 miles and been awake since 2007. SIBOS days take their toll. The breaking news about Lloyds TSB and HBOS fuels the rumour mill and gossip columns, …

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It’s business unusual

I finish the day and my feet are tired and my head is buzzing. I feel like I’ve walked about 20 miles and been awake since 2007. SIBOS days take their toll. The breaking news about Lloyds TSB and HBOS fuels the rumour mill and gossip columns, …

Read More »

It’s business unusual

I finish the day and my feet are tired and my head is buzzing. I feel like I’ve walked about 20 miles and been awake since 2007. SIBOS days take their toll. The breaking news about Lloyds TSB and HBOS fuels the rumour mill and gossip columns, …

Read More »

It’s business unusual

I finish the day and my feet are tired and my head is buzzing. I feel like I’ve walked about 20 miles and been awake since 2007. SIBOS days take their toll. The breaking news about Lloyds TSB and HBOS fuels the rumour mill and gossip columns, …

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Welcome to the lost bank

After pounding the exhibit hall for a while, and dropping into a few sessions on SEPA and regulations without learning too much, I decided to see what today’s main plenary would tell me. Walking down towards the plenary, my mood continued to be cheered by …

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Fiddling whilst Rome burns

Waking up on day three of SIBOS, I feel a little more positive than I did yesterday.  After all, it’s not raining, just cloudy, and the bus to the convention centre was a short 20 minute ride, unlike yesterday’s 45 minute jam. Last night was …

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Fiddling whilst Rome burns

Waking up on day three of SIBOS, I feel a little more positive than I did yesterday.  After all, it’s not raining, just cloudy, and the bus to the convention centre was a short 20 minute ride, unlike yesterday’s 45 minute jam. Last night was …

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Forensically evolving regulations

Apart from lots more networking, I attended three more sessions in this final half of the day. One had to be Matteo Rizzi’s discussion of SWIFTcommunity.net of course. Matteo runs this community for SWIFT and was discussing progress one year on since the launch at …

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Forensically evolving regulations

Apart from lots more networking, I attended three more sessions in this final half of the day. One had to be Matteo Rizzi’s discussion of SWIFTcommunity.net of course. Matteo runs this community for SWIFT and was discussing progress one year on since the launch at …

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Forensically evolving regulations

Apart from lots more networking, I attended three more sessions in this final half of the day. One had to be Matteo Rizzi’s discussion of SWIFTcommunity.net of course. Matteo runs this community for SWIFT and was discussing progress one year on since the launch at …

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Europe, PayPal and SWIFT

Running around the conference and exhibition hall madly today and it’s no wonder that SIBOS already feels like a week, even though it’s only been a day.  A hard day’s night as they say. After meeting a few folks, chatting and networking, I dropped into …

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Europe, PayPal and SWIFT

Running around the conference and exhibition hall madly today and it’s no wonder that SIBOS already feels like a week, even though it’s only been a day.  A hard day’s night as they say. After meeting a few folks, chatting and networking, I dropped into …

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An aria to e-invoicing

The last bit of my day today was chairing a discussion on e-invoicing. This is a regular debating slot I host on the IBM booth each year, and it’s now in its third year. This afternoon’s debate included Charles Bryant, former Chairman of the EPC …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

Read More »

Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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